Explorers, directed by Joe Dante (1985), is a film about three kids making contact with an alien species that take them into space to meet the humans they’ve been watching for some time through television, radio, and films. This is a fun and playful 80s family film. You have all the tones and humor of the The Goonies but the goofiness of The Gremlins. It is really entertaining and imaginative. I’ve watched it countless times and can never get over it. It doesn’t hold nostalgia but I wish it did. I can just imagine seeing this for the first time as a child like I did with The Gremlins and being completely captivated. Give it a watch but keep in mind that it’s far from perfect and not meant to win an Oscar but to capture your imagination.
Watched on amazon.com